Orthodox Culture

“Orthodox Culture” documents the traditions and cultural expressions of Eastern Orthodox people from around the world. What makes these customs ‘Orthodox’ is they are Christ-centered, inspired by our spiritual phronema (mindset). They offer a physical, symbolic, and organic means by which people can express their faith, identity, and love for one another and the community through Christ. Orthodox Culture expresses how individuals ‘live out’ their faith, and also how they live within it. Many of the contributors here at OCN have the passion for expressing these Orthodox traditions and passing down this knowledge to the next generation.

Hermitage of the Holy Cross

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore….

Sep 14, 2016

Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery, Rives Junction, Michigan

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore….

Aug 17, 2016

GOA Department of Greek Education Publishes New Text Books “Ta Ellinika mou”

The series of books of Greek language instruction titled “Τα Ελληνικά μου” has been published by the Department of Greek Education of…

Aug 11, 2016

Inside the St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery

The following information on the St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery (OCA) in Manton, California is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian…

Aug 09, 2016

Tsabropoulos and Karantzi Announce New CD

Between East and West Tour Based on the new worldwide CD release: Eleison It is not just a musical piano and voice duo. It is the combination of an internationally…

Jun 13, 2016

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Hosts 35th Annual Jr. Olympics

On May 27-29, nearly two thousand youngsters representing, thirty-six parishes, ages 7-18 participated in the 35th Annual Greek Orthodox Metropolis of…

Jun 09, 2016

Rosarte Children’s’ Choir Sings “Christ is Risen”

Christ is risen! Yes, we are still in the Paschal Season! In this video, we have an amazingly talented group of children from Greece. Enjoy the Rosarte…

May 26, 2016

Christ is Risen, Orthodox Paschal Troparion (English, Arabic, Greek)

Are you tired of saying “Christ is Risen?” I hope not! We still have a while to go. Traditionally we greet one another with these words throughout…

May 21, 2016

The Greeks are Coming to The National Geographic Museum in June

Will you be in the DC area this summer/fall?  The Greeks will be! The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (Athens, Greece), The National Geographic…

May 17, 2016

Take a Moment to Listen: Beautiful Paschal Video Clip from SEM

The Orthodox Christian Network is proud to share this Paschal video clip from the choir of the School of Ecclesiastic Music in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese…

May 11, 2016

“Christ is Risen” in Church Slavonic and Greek

The YouTube channel Orthodox Church in Lithuania posted this lovely video of  what is Auto Translated as the Bishop’s Choir singing “Christ is…

May 09, 2016

Christ is Risen with an Appalachian Flair

  Christ is risen from the dead,trampling down death by death,and on those in the tombs bestowing life! Since Orthodox Christians celebrate our Lord’s…

May 07, 2016